Web Exclusive: LIVESTRONG Goes Global
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Web Exclusive: Hot Flashes: Q & A with Debra Barton, PhD
September 14, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Web Exclusive: When is Multidisciplinary Care Really Needed?
September 21, 2009 – Debu Tripathy, MD
Web Exclusive: Quiz: Do You Know the Recommended Screening Guidelines?
September 22, 2009 – Lindsay Ray
Treatment Snapshot
September 16, 2009
Web Exclusive: How Are You DOING?
September 16, 2009 – Erik Ness
Web Exclusive: Itís Not Just Cancer
September 16, 2009 – Karen Patterson
Web Exclusive: Sexuality and Intimacy Resources
September 16, 2009 – Anna Sobering
Web Exclusive: Guidance on Guidelines
September 16, 2009 – Lindsay Ray
Web Exclusive: Fighting for Their Countrywomen
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
Web Exclusive: With Humor and Openness
September 16, 2009 – Charlcie Steuble
CYP2D6 Inhibitors
September 16, 2009
A Child's Grief
September 16, 2009 – Erik Ness
Connecting the World
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
Positively Speaking
September 16, 2009 – Nicole LeBrasseur, PhD
Tapping Broader Expertise
September 16, 2009 – Charlotte Huff
Sounds Like Teen Spirit
September 16, 2009
Screen Savers
September 16, 2009 – Laura Beil
Jumping into the Spirit
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
The Complete Eldercare Planner
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
www.cancerfac.org
September 16, 2009 – Anna Sobering
Donna Karan Changes the Design of Cancer Care
September 16, 2009 – Lindsay Ray
Kids Kick Cancer With Martial Arts and Karate Program
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Q & A: Tamoxifen and Antidepressants
September 16, 2009 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Effective Strategy Found to Prevent Rash
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
News You Can Use: The Future of Breast Cancer Care
September 16, 2009
A Lion, An Angel, and a Pioneer
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Big Tobacco, Meet the FDA
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Deconstructing Grief
September 16, 2009 – Erik Ness
Breast Cancer Around the World
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
Prince & the Gun Oil
September 15, 2009 – Debra Jarvis
Teen Tribulations
September 16, 2009 – Marc Silver
Life Preserver?
September 16, 2009 – Laura Beil
Cancer Screening
September 16, 2009 – Barnett S. Kramer, MD
Kidney Cancer & Lung Cancer
September 16, 2009 – Elizabeth Whittington
I Laughed
September 16, 2009 – Krissy Dietrich Gallagher
Intestinal Insight
September 15, 2009 – Katy Human
How Should Ovarian Cancer Survivors Be Monitored for Relapse?
September 14, 2009 – Karen Patterson
Overheated
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Letters from Our Readers
September 16, 2009
Message from the Editor
September 16, 2009 – Debu Tripathy, MD
Targeting the Triple Threat
September 10, 2009 – Nicole LeBrasseur, PhD
Meetings of the Minds
September 15, 2009 – Charlotte Huff
The Internal Flame
September 16, 2009 – Karen Patterson
Web Exclusive: LIVESTRONG Goes Global
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Web Exclusive: Hot Flashes: Q & A with Debra Barton, PhD
September 14, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Web Exclusive: When is Multidisciplinary Care Really Needed?
September 21, 2009 – Debu Tripathy, MD
Web Exclusive: Quiz: Do You Know the Recommended Screening Guidelines?
September 22, 2009 – Lindsay Ray
Treatment Snapshot
September 16, 2009
Web Exclusive: How Are You DOING?
September 16, 2009 – Erik Ness
Web Exclusive: Itís Not Just Cancer
September 16, 2009 – Karen Patterson
Web Exclusive: Sexuality and Intimacy Resources
September 16, 2009 – Anna Sobering
Web Exclusive: Guidance on Guidelines
September 16, 2009 – Lindsay Ray
Web Exclusive: Fighting for Their Countrywomen
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
Web Exclusive: With Humor and Openness
September 16, 2009 – Charlcie Steuble
CYP2D6 Inhibitors
September 16, 2009
A Child's Grief
September 16, 2009 – Erik Ness
Connecting the World
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
Positively Speaking
September 16, 2009 – Nicole LeBrasseur, PhD
Tapping Broader Expertise
September 16, 2009 – Charlotte Huff
Sounds Like Teen Spirit
September 16, 2009
Screen Savers
September 16, 2009 – Laura Beil
Jumping into the Spirit
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
The Complete Eldercare Planner
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
www.cancerfac.org
September 16, 2009 – Anna Sobering
Donna Karan Changes the Design of Cancer Care
September 16, 2009 – Lindsay Ray
Kids Kick Cancer With Martial Arts and Karate Program
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Q & A: Tamoxifen and Antidepressants
September 16, 2009 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Effective Strategy Found to Prevent Rash
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
News You Can Use: The Future of Breast Cancer Care
September 16, 2009
A Lion, An Angel, and a Pioneer
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Big Tobacco, Meet the FDA
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Deconstructing Grief
September 16, 2009 – Erik Ness
Breast Cancer Around the World
September 16, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
Prince & the Gun Oil
September 15, 2009 – Debra Jarvis
Teen Tribulations
September 16, 2009 – Marc Silver
Life Preserver?
September 16, 2009 – Laura Beil
Cancer Screening
September 16, 2009 – Barnett S. Kramer, MD
Kidney Cancer & Lung Cancer
September 16, 2009 – Elizabeth Whittington
I Laughed
September 16, 2009 – Krissy Dietrich Gallagher
Intestinal Insight
September 15, 2009 – Katy Human
How Should Ovarian Cancer Survivors Be Monitored for Relapse?
September 14, 2009 – Karen Patterson
Overheated
September 16, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Currently Viewing
Letters from Our Readers
September 16, 2009
Targeting the Triple Threat
September 10, 2009 – Nicole LeBrasseur, PhD
Meetings of the Minds
September 15, 2009 – Charlotte Huff
The Internal Flame
September 16, 2009 – Karen Patterson

Letters from Our Readers

Readers respond to past articles. 

PUBLISHED September 16, 2009

. . . . .

Thank you for the article about breast reconstruction redos. I find many of my survivor sisters are not aware that they can even have a redo or that their insurance should pay for it. I had my redo this past January mainly because the breasts were going in different directions, and I had always wanted to be smaller. My first plastic surgeon was wonderful but he just didn’t seem to equate “smaller” with breasts! This time, I chose a plastic surgeon I had heard my patients talk about, and the difference was remarkable.

Dorothy Head
Breast Cancer Patient Navigator
Fort Worth, Texas

I just wanted to say thank you for your very interesting and timely articles. Each magazine has articles that interest me, or let me know that I’m not alone. I especially enjoyed your article on reconstruction do-overs. I had a TRAM flap at the same time as my mastectomy. I didn’t check around, just took the only plastic surgeon in town. After leaving with a grapefruit- and orange-size difference I finally elected to get a second opinion. This time, I asked around and left town to go to a larger pool of plastic surgeons.

Mary Feldman
Smithfield, Utah

. . . . .

In the Summer issue, Dr. Len Lichtenfeld cites a study done in the U.S. and states that it “found no evidence that the PSA test saved lives.” I beg to differ, as it saved at least one life: mine. The urologist who performed my surgery told me that without the PSA exam, my cancer would not have been discovered and, given its advanced stage, would likely have killed me by the time I was 52. I will turn 52 this November. Statistically, my case may be an outlier on a bell curve, but as far as I am concerned, the fact that I am alive, primarily due to regular PSA exams, is the one statistic that really matters.

Matthew Potter
Cheyenne, Wyoming

The screening controversy is a complex issue, so we've examined the topic in more detail in "Life Preserver?" and Speaking Out in this issue.

. . . . .

I was pleased to see the article about children with cancer returning to the classroom. I was disappointed, however, that there is no mention of school nurses and the role they play in the child’s re-entry to school. It is the school nurse that is well educated in the medical issues, which could be overwhelming to the staff. Please don’t leave the school nurse out of the loop, because she is the best advocate that a child can have in the school.

Susan Shriver, RN, MEd
Emmett, Idaho

. . . . .

I was excited to read your article on cancers of unknown primary in the Summer issue. My oncologist guessed my cancer was either lung or breast, so I was treated for breast and responded. I would have loved to talk to someone. Because of patient confidentiality laws, I couldn’t find the few other cases. So those of you who are diagnosed with CUP, keep the faith.

Sheila Kintop
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 


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